Volume 1, Issue 1 Fall 2016 News from the Education Department Message from the Chair “To everything (turn, turn, turn)There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under heaven” Pete Seeger Undoubtedly, I am dating myself to resurrect a Pete Seeger song converted into a #1 single by the Byrds … Continue reading
One important attribute of the successful teacher: She is constantly identifying ways that education in her classroom could be improved. Sometimes this involves small tweaks — a new seating arrangement, an encouraging call home, an after school invitation for a help session — other times there are larger tweaks — new curriculum resources, redesigning unit plans, writing a grant to get additional support, reaching out to parents and community members to get involved.
But where does a teacher take her ideas for a major tweak? For instance: A software that could instantly translate communications into the home languages of her families… An app that could help her track both positive and negative information about student learning outcomes… A curriculum (that doesn’t exist yet) that would tie music to computational thinking to broaden the base of her students ready to go on and participate in or challenge today’s digital realities…
Don’t tweak out! The place to go with those ideas, your solutions to everyday educational problems, is a startup weekend for education. In this environment, great ideas are supported and developed into prototypes or functioning solutions in 54 hours!
You might think of this as a barn-raising weekend for educational improvement.
The 2017 Twin Cities Start Up Weekend for Education is being hosted by St.Kate’s–which means at least half of the participant and leadership seats will be held for women. Join us!
Sign Up with EventBrite or check out the website: TCSWEDU2017.
Let’s Play Ball!
Newly accepted students in any of the graduate programs offered by St. Kate’s Education Department (Technology Integration, STEM, and Curriculum and Instruction) will receive $1000 in scholarship dollars toward their summer tuition. This includes both Certificate and Master of Arts in Education programs!
Catch this opportunity while it’s hot!
Please share this great summer opportunity!
Online courses available this summer include:
- Technology Integration Fundamentals
- Best Practices in 1:1
- Becoming Scholars
- Formative and Standards Based Assessments
- Citizen Science
- Hands on STEM:Maker Spaces for K-8 Settings
- Ethics in the Information Age
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Thanks for sharing Dr. Kelly, Cayla Callies and all!
Many thanks to Angie Kalthoff and Code.org for hosting a professional development workshop at St.Kate’s this weekend in preparation for Computer Science Education Week on teaching computational thinking and coding at St.Kate’s.
Enjoyed meeting the Katies attending the event and hope to see some of you at the TIES Conference.